Seattle Seahawks Team Needs 2017
Seattle finds itself in good shape if only because the other three teams in the NFC West are is a lot of trouble. The Seahawks are aging, however, and cracks in their once dominant defense are starting to show. In his first season without Marshawn Lynch next to him Russell Wilson struggled to be the focal point of the offense.
Primary Needs: OT, CB, WR
Secondary Needs: S, DT, DE
Free Agency Strategy: Without a lot of money to spend (only $28 million) the Seahawks will not be able to be major players in free agency. They can, however, keep their excellent placekicker Steven Hauschka and possibly defensive tackle Tony McDonald from hitting the open market. Retaining the veterans they want to keep and signing a few select fre agents for the veteran minimum is really their only option. The Seahawks could use their front runner status in the NFC West to attract an aging offensive tackle that wants a chance at a Super Bowl title to sign for a reasonable price.
Draft Strategy: The Seahawks need to overhaul an offensive line that is a liability with Marshawn Lynch keeping defenses honest. Seattle will also need someone to play opposite Richard Sherman, a sore spot for a few seasons now. Cornerback seems like the safest bet in round 1, unless there is a receiver or defensive linemen that the team doesn’t feel like it can pass on. Tre’Davious White, Marlon Humphrey, and Quincey Wilson might all be options at cornerback. Garett Bolles and Ryan Ramczyk would be considered at tackle possibly. The Seahawks are also a strong candidate to trade down out of the first day in order to stockpile picks for the future. In the second round players like Jourdan Lewis and Kevin King make sense at cornerback, while Cooper Kupp would give the Seahawks a dependable receiver.